Pigment International

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91--95

Correlation of clinicodermatoscopic and Wood’s lamp findings in patients having melasma


Rupali Dharni, Bhushan Madke, Adarsh L Singh,  
 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College & AVBR Hospital, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rupali Dharni
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, OPD-19, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College & AVBR Hospital, Sawangi Meghe, Wardha 442001, Maharashtra
India

Introduction: Melasma is a commonly acquired pigmentary disorder that manifests as symmetric hyperpigmented macules and patches on the face. Aim: To correlate Wood’s lamp and dermatoscopic findings in patients having melasma. Materials and Methods: A total of 80 patients who were clinically diagnosed with melasma were examined under a Wood’s lamp and dermatoscope, and all the findings were recorded and analyzed. Result: The degree of agreement between the Wood’s lamp findings and dermatoscopic findings was found to be substantial as analyzed by kappa statistics with K = 0.813 and P = 0.0001 (significant). Conclusion: Dermatoscopy is advocated globally as a screening and diagnostic procedure for melasma and other pigmentary disorders, especially for earlier therapeutic intervention targeting different stages and mechanisms involved in pathogenesis.


How to cite this article:
Dharni R, Madke B, Singh AL,. Correlation of clinicodermatoscopic and Wood’s lamp findings in patients having melasma.Pigment Int 2018;5:91-95


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Dharni R, Madke B, Singh AL,. Correlation of clinicodermatoscopic and Wood’s lamp findings in patients having melasma. Pigment Int [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Mar 23 ];5:91-95
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